Marchin' and Swingin'/At Symphony Hall

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the 1950s, trombonist Wilbur DeParis & His New New Orleans Jazz Band played an intriguing mixture of Dixieland standards, obscurities, originals, and offbeat pieces in spirited fashion. With cornetist Sidney DeParis Wilbur's brother and former Jelly Roll Morton pianist Omer Simeon in the front line, this was one of the most exciting trad bands of the era. This two-CD set brings back a pair of DeParis' Atlantic albums none of which have been reissued by Atlantic: Marchin' and Swingin' the first recording by the group and DeParis' At Symphony Hall concert of 1956. The former set is particularly rewarding, with memorable versions of "Martinique," "Under the Double ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In the 1950s, trombonist Wilbur DeParis & His New New Orleans Jazz Band played an intriguing mixture of Dixieland standards, obscurities, originals, and offbeat pieces in spirited fashion. With cornetist Sidney DeParis Wilbur's brother and former Jelly Roll Morton pianist Omer Simeon in the front line, this was one of the most exciting trad bands of the era. This two-CD set brings back a pair of DeParis' Atlantic albums none of which have been reissued by Atlantic: Marchin' and Swingin' the first recording by the group and DeParis' At Symphony Hall concert of 1956. The former set is particularly rewarding, with memorable versions of "Martinique," "Under the Double Eagle," "Shreveport Stomp," "Hindustan," and a version of "The Saints" that in its second half is taken at a blistering tempo. The At Symphony Hall recording has five DeParis originals among the nine songs including "Toll Gate Blues" and "Wrought Iron Rag" and also finds the band in prime form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431660027
  • Catalog Number: 6600
  • Sales rank: 263,309

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wilbur De Paris Primary Artist, Trombone
Sidney DeParis Cornet, Vocals
Lee Blair Banjo
Eddie Gibbs Banjo
Harold Jackson Bass
Wilbert Kirk Harmonica, Drums
Don Kirkpatrick Piano
Omer Simeon Clarinet
Sonny White Piano
Benny Moten Bass
Freddie Moore Drums
Technical Credits
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Marshall Stearns Liner Notes
James Black Composer
Tom Dowd Engineer
Paul Mares Composer
Leon Roppolo Composer
Elmer Schoebel Composer
Omer Simeon Arranger
John Wilson Liner Notes
Wilbur De Paris Arranger, Liner Notes
Marvin Israel Cover Design
Oliver Wallace Composer
Harold Weeks Composer
Traditional Composer
Josef Franz Wagner Composer
G. Schirmer Composer
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